Oil on canvas, 16x20
I am really not nuts about painting buildings.... because it's hard for me!
But when the Wallkill River School plein air group announced that its opening day painting outing would be in Museum Village, I said what the heck, and took it as a challenge.
I had a painting to deliver anyways (yay!) and the first outing of the year is such a celebration. Also, Bruce Thorne, the first person I ever saw use a palette knife, was the demonstrator, and it is always a joy for me to watch him paint.
And so I went. And I struggled. I painted this yellow building eight or nine times before I got it close to being something I like. I was going to smear the whole thing out afterwards, but I am looking at the painting more and it is growing on me.
I do not mind buildings when they are in landscapes. But when the building sort of forces itself to be the focus of the painting, that, I resent. I am just not into paintings that are about buildings. Give me a dog or a cow any day!